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September 20, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: What about managing pain after the UFE procedure?
    Dr. James Newman: In terms of the pain management, we go into a lot of detail and we want patients to realize that they're not being ignored if they have discomfort afterwards. I tell them, "We're not going home until we know that you're comfortable for the night." The patient is provided with what's known as a PCA pump, which is an intravenous line where the patient pushes a button, so they're not the patient at the end of the hall waiting for the nurse to give them a pain shot. They can self administer. The great majority of patients get very good relief this way and about 100 percent, I'd say 99 percent, are doing much better by morning, and almost everybody is able to go home the next morning after breakfast.
    Dr. James Newman: In terms of the pain management, we go into a lot of detail and we want patients to realize that they're not being ignored if they have discomfort afterwards. I tell them, "We're not going home until we know that you're comfortable for the night." The patient is provided with what's known as a PCA pump, which is an intravenous line where the patient pushes a button, so they're not the patient at the end of the hall waiting for the nurse to give them a pain shot. They can self administer. The great majority of patients get very good relief this way and about 100 percent, I'd say 99 percent, are doing much better by morning, and almost everybody is able to go home the next morning after breakfast.
    Dr. James Newman

    Dr. James Newman


    James S. Newman, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Dartmouth College and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, earning the M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Newman pursued residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, then fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, serving on the faculty at Johns Hopkins until 1991. He returned to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, serving as Chief of Interventional Radiology there for eight years, before joining the Cleveland Clinic in 1999.
    Dr. Newman's clinical and research interests include TIPS, portal hypertension procedures, uterine artery embolization for fibroids, and new approaches to improving patient comfort during and after procedures.

    Dr. James Newman

    Dr. James Newman


    James S. Newman, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Dartmouth College and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, earning the M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Newman pursued residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, then fellowship training in Interventional Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, serving on the faculty at Johns Hopkins until 1991. He returned to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, serving as Chief of Interventional Radiology there for eight years, before joining the Cleveland Clinic in 1999.
    Dr. Newman's clinical and research interests include TIPS, portal hypertension procedures, uterine artery embolization for fibroids, and new approaches to improving patient comfort during and after procedures.

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